Report Number: CS-TR-82-932
Institution: Stanford University, Department of Computer Science
Title: Expert systems research: modeling the medical decision making
Author: Shortliffe, Edward H.
Author: Fagan, Lawrence M.
Date: September 1982
Abstract: During the quarter century since the birth of the branch of
computer science known as artificial intelligence (AI), much
of the research has focused on developing symbolic models of
human inference. In the last decade several related AI
research themes have come together to form what is now known
as "expert systems research." In this paper we review AI and
expert systems to acquaint the reader with the field and to
suggest ways in which this research will eventually be
applied to advanced medical monitoring.